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    1. Kit: POcher, by (VIP/Sponsor) PROPELLER is offline
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      Started: 01-08-17 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Hi gentlemen!
      A come back... First, many thanks to ThierryD, who inspired me with his gorgeous "resurection"...It's time to me to restore and convert my old T50 to a T46 Surprofilée. Why? I do love the sensual lines and the single overhead camshaft motor of this beauty ...





      Well, found in my barn:






      Yes, some work are needed...
      Let's go!




      First, the front axle, the unique Bugatti front axle.
      In a bad shape now, but...




      Revisited!




      Parts , on the left Pocher, the rest mine, after some work on lathe, milling machine, and so one, and some hours of course...




      Welcome Bugatti lovers!
      "Vive la marque"

      Thanks for looking,
      Dan.


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  1. markus68's Avatar Established Member
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    Great progress.
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  2. PROPELLER's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Thank you very much gentlemen!

    Today, same player shoot again... Side windows:





    Nothing to see? Be patient.





    More clear now:








    Woodwork too...











    Of course closed without difficulty is better...







    Dan.


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    Dan,
    Interesting correction process. Looking good.
    Paul
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    Just asking, would just heating up the brass and then bending it not being more easy? And the finish will be easier to i think.
    All that sawing looks also like a hole lot of fiddly work.
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    For some curves, I would do that too. For tight corners, the Dans' method is maybe the right one. The rear quarter window frames from my own model were just bent; only the 90° corners were silver soldered.

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    To Haddewade, try your method with an "U" brass (2,5x2.5mm) and you will understand immediately...


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    What is the thickness of the brass, 0.5mm? If you can insert something into the "U" to avoid that the excess bass is going inside the U; it can be done, no matter about the thickness of the brass. With that insert, you can then squeeze the bent profile into the vice to flatten the excess material. Sure, it will spring back a bit, but with persuasion, the profile will have the shape you need, without soldering.
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    Well Roger, I'm not convinced. It is not really easy with my method, if I have to insert something in the "U" brass, I see a nightmare...

    Nothing done, just a paint layer? Nothing visible in fact!



    Can be the frames of the rear windows ...







    Or the floor...







    Varnish inside...







    The real challenge was:







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    Dan, it's my understanding that you car is much larger than mine, requiring a different solution for a similar problem . Each task can be done in different ways; the builder has to choose the one he is the most comfortable!
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    I agree Roger!

    Well, for the moment, bodywork it's enough for me.
    "Changement de pré réjouis les veaux" in french. May be in english: "Change of meadow pleases calves"...


    Come back to mechanic, engine!
    I do love this one...





    Some aluminum blocks, let's go:





    Big one for the main part, note I use the crankcase of Pocher...





    Now holes, many holes.





    For this kind of game(!), the ultimate weapon, a DRO on the mill!





    First piece of the exhaust...





    The other side, holes again, and tiny pieces:








    Exhaust again, part of Pocher's pieces, re-looked by me of course...








    Thanks for looking!
    Dan.


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    Great Dan. The engine will be the highlight at the end of my project but i`m far far away from it. Markus
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    I have been away for quite some time, but now I have come back to the site I see a lot of interesting reading.
    Master Dan is doing his magic again, and it is looking superb, as always.
    Thank you Dan, I learn a lot from your techniques.
    Best regards,
    Dominique.


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    Hi gentlemen!

    It's a long way Markus, I know that... And with you, a magnificent way...
    Nice to see you again Dominique, and thank you very much for your kind words...

    Well, small pars again, but a big one after...






    The big one not finished, inlet pipe, in situ:




    How to? For the smaller part night long in the freezer, the big one heated before the assembly...
    Same game for the (another) small part of the big one!













    Exhaust line is also ready...










    Thanks for looking,
    Dan.


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